SANGHA PRACTICE: Wednesdays @ 7 pm . Heart of the Dove KC . 4327 Troost Avenue . Kansas City, MO 64110
Inner Peace Buddhist Center Monthly Schedule
Each week the IPBC Sangha hosts a Dharma Gathering, engaging in meditation, open discussion, or a talk led by IPBC Dharma teachers, students, or special guests. Our goal is to bring traditional teachings into our modern, Western lives in a practical, useful way so that we might take our practice off the cushion and into the world.
IPBC meets at Heart of the Dove (4327 Troost) beginning at 7 pm. Chairs and some cushions provided. Feel free to bring your own. On-street parking is available, as well as a gravel lot behind the building. A dana offering will be collected, but our gatherings are always free and open to all.
1st Wednesdays - Dharma Talk
All practitioners are invited to join us for meditation, a brief Dharma talk and Q&A, followed by open discussion and friendly support on your path. Come listen to the Dharma illuminated from a variety of viewpoints with practical insight and gentle humor.
2nd Wednesdays - Chant Night
Come join your voices, bodies, and minds in harmony in an evening of traditional chanting and meditation! All are welcome – no experience necessary. This practice is accessible and beneficial to beginners and seasoned practitioners alike (you don't have to know the words because we provide an easy-to-follow chant sheet). Whether you choose to add your voice or just listen, allow yourself to be immersed in the experience of chanting!
3rd Wednesdays - Group Meditation
Experience the profound peace of connecting with others in silent meditation. Each month, a facilitator guides us through a specific meditation technique or visualization, with simple silent meditation as the foundation for our practice. First-timers or advanced practitioners – all are warmly welcomed. A facilitator is always available before and after the session to answer questions.
4th Wednesdays - Guest Speaker or Video Teaching
Once a month, IPBC hosts a guest speaker from the greater Kansas City sangha or takes teachings via video from well-known Buddhist teachers such as Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, or Mingyur Rinpoche. This is a wonderful chance to experience new voices and insights, which often creates a rich and lively discussion and exchange of ideas and experiences. If you have suggestions for guest speakers or teachers, please contact us!
5th Wednesdays – NO MEETING
Even the Buddha walked The Middle Way and took a break once in awhile! Consider spending this week mindfully incorporating the Dharma teachings off the cushion and into the world – wherever you are!